With spring just around the corner, plus size floral print dresses are getting popular again. What is the better way to celebrate spring and revival of nature than putting on a new floral dress on a warm spring day? Combine that floral print dress with a pair of pretty heels. Put on makeup and voila, you are ready to take the spring world by storm.
Floral Print Dresses Fashion Trend
Floral prints trend has been around for the past few years. Not to mention, in spring flower patterns are getting even more popular. Flower power is not to be underestimated after all. If you are not in feminine floral motives, you can pick some other bright pattern. Either some joyful prints or feminine frocks, everything goes.
Day To Night Off Shoulder Ruffle Floral Dress in Navy
Off the shoulder ruffle dress by Lane Bryant Its the perfect dress for day or night.
Abstract Floral Print Wrap Dress
Women plus sizes abstract floral print wrap dress by Eloquii
Etched Floral Print Plus Size Fit Flare Dress
Etched floral print plus size fit and flare dress by City Chic Online. The etched print is radiant big blooming flowers.
Floral Print V Neck Flutter Sleeve Dress
Plus Size Floral Print V Neck Flutter Sleeve Dress by Torrid. Simple, classic and trendy
Cotton Blend Floral Print Dress in Women’s Plus Sizes
Holidays season is officially over. Alias, the aftermath of the holiday dinners and parties is some pounds all over the body. Bathroom scale is adamant. Trying to weigh oneself at a different time of the day doesn’t help either. No wonder the typical New Year resolution is to get slimmer and cultivate a healthy lifestyle that will last long time.
Even if you don’t want to get overwhelmed by tedious weight loss calculations, counting the calories of an every meal is the right way to give your dreams a new lease of life.
Losing weight is about calories you consume versus calories you burn. I felt is the time to get my life in my hands and follow a healthy diet with less calories. If wanted to lose that fat rolls on my belly for good I was to make the weight loss permanent. I didn’t want regaining it again after several months of trying.
There are several things to change in my lifestyle.
Prepare The Meals at Home
When you are counting the calories of your breakfast, lunch and dinner, there isn’t a way to all the ingredients energy value if you don’t prepare the food by yourself. This is pretty obvious. Here is an advice on Eating Well from the nutritionist Kerri-Ann Jennings which I found very helpful and simple enough to follow.
Here is my typical daily plan, followng most of the instruction. Breakfast: Porridge with skimmed milk, honey and cinnamon Lunch: Small bowl of fruit salad with Greek yogurt or a natural cereal bar, vegetable sticks. Alternative Lunch: Wholegrain bread of your choice (one big slice), two cherry tomatoes, 5 olives, humus, spinach or celery with a table spoon of olive oil and lemon juice. Dinner: Salmon (chicken, veal) with vegetables and lemon or scrambled eggs or home made barley soup or home made stir fry. Evening snack: Porridge with skimmed milk, honey and cinnamon or vegetable sticks
Exercise Several Times a Week
Cardio exercises help to burn calories and reduce fat in the midsection. You can do any cardio exercise of your choice like bicycling, jogging or aerobics. Always consult a doctor before starting a exercise routine, because not everything is suitable for everybody.
As a rule the best pattern for cardio exercises is every other day. Take cardio workouts and body fitness or yoga in turns.
The easiest way to keep yourself motivated is to enroll in a group training program. There several nation- wide fitness clubs like 24 Hours Fitness. The gyms offer cardio classes like bodycombat, Zumba, and cycle (spinning) as well as body sculpturing, yoga and bodypump to name a few. Dancing is another great way to shed weight and exercise while having fun.
Glamorise Women’s No-Bounce Full-Support Sport Bra
I am going to start this paragraph with the plus size brand of my choice Lola Gets Active. It is an aspiring brand that successfully strives to be Lululemon in plus sizes while being real Made in the USA one.
The pants and tops you wear in the gym should be comfortable yet flattering to the body. You should feel confident in your appearance while working out.
Here are several points to consider when shopping around for a good pair of leggings, yoga pants, active top or sports bra.
1. When shopping for activewear, look for apparel fabric that is not see thru at all. This is one of the most important features. Some fabrics are thick, others consist of two layers. Don’t waste your money on a bottom that will show your underwear.
2. All activewear should be your real size. If you size up, the bottom will be shaggy at the crotch area. If you size down, it will form a camel toe.
3. Sports bra are even more difficult to pick. Every chesty girl, no matter what dress size she is, should consider buying a real sport bra, not just a compressing bralette. High- impact full body sports bras are a bit expensive but they provide real support for the girls.
Good sports bra should feature wide shoulder straps in order no to dig in the shoulder. They separate the girls rather than compress them.
If you are looking for good medium to high impact full figure bra, check out Zappos’ collection of Shock Absorber or Anita intimates.
4. Active sneakers. Perhaps sneakers are the most important part of the workout gear. Choose them very wisely.
What pair you will need depends on the sport you will be taking up. For example, if you need Zumba shoes, a good pair of dancing sneakers is the best choice. I am a Zumba enthusiast and can tell you running shoes are not recommendable for dancing at all.
Also you can purchase non-slipping Yoga shoes, but also you can practice the asanas barefoot.
No matter what kind of weather winter throws at you, women’s long parka protects your body. If you live in a location with cold and chilly winter, mud and snow, parka will have you covered. Plus size parkas have waterproof nylon shell that turns away rain, sleet, snow, or hail even in subzero temperatures. Nothing beats down and feather insulation filling inside the best parkas that keeps you warm in chilly winter weather. Lightweight warmth makes parkas a great casual cold- winter outwerwear.
Jessica Simpson Plus Size Parka will help you to keep your body cozy and warm this winter.
Calvin Klein Womens Plus Size Packable Down Coat lightweight and warm in several beautiful colors
With Plus Size Apt. 9 Hooded Anorak Parka you can enjoy coziness and warmth of this longer jacket.
ELLEN TRACY Plus Hooded Zip Front Parka offers cozy design and warmth
Faux Fur Trim Parka Guess Women sizes XS- XXL
Warm Parka Assets
What to look for when choosing a quality plus size parka.
1. Down / leather filling is merely the best thermal insulation, durable and lightweight solution.
2. Slimming design combined with slenderizing quilting pattern create shape, enhance silhouette while increasing thermal efficiency of the parka.
3. Full- length lining provides natural layering. The air trapped between the outer shell and the lining is a very good thermal insulator.
3. Consider buying longer parka if you are planning to commute and walk. Longer parka length provides additional coverage.
Raglan sleeves will give more flexibility and ease of hand movement. Inner, rib-knit storm cuffs give you the opportunity to tuck in your gloves in the parka’s sleeves and further seal out the cold.
Plus Size Wide Width Winter Boots for Plus Size Women
Women’s Wide Calf Boots and Wide Shaft Winter Boots.
Wide width ample calf knee high tall women boots
As the weather outside is getting cold and winter is approaching picking out the best boots to keep your feet warm, fit your legs and flatter your figure is a priority of the busy plus size fashionista. When choosing the best boots both foot and calf width should be taken into account. Another issue is the weather. If you live in warm climate then leather or suede boots or ankle boots will do but if you live north you will need winter boots with warm lining. Last but not least point to consider is your personal style. Select boots to go with most of your winter outfits and decide between classic styles and season trends.
Wide Calf Women Boots and Wide Shaft Boots
Naturalizer Jennings Wide Calf Boot
Tall Shaft Boots are particularly trendy this season. They are worn with skin pants, leggings, or skirts. Find boots to fit your the calf size and flatter your legs and you will have a pair of perfect boots for the casual needs. Women with large calves can enjoy the fun of wearing stylish boots. Fashion designers are continually working on creating boots that would fit the calf size of every woman. No longer are knee high boots reserved for skinny women, women with larger calves can now enjoy fashion forward knee high wide shaft boots that would make the calf look trimmer and smart. Some of the boots are made from stretchable material in the shaft area or in case of leather or suede shaft boots stretching components are added. Make sure you choose extended calf boots to suit your need, never settle for tight fitting boots as they hinder blood circulation of your legs.
Here we make every effort to review different offers on the fall/winter wide shaft boots market to make your life easier. Here are some designers specializing in wide width shoes and wide calf boots: LAUREN Ralf Lauren, David Tate, Sam Edelman, Naturalizer, and Fitzwel.
David Tate Valley 18″ Wide Shaft Boot Faux Leather
LAUREN Ralph Lauren Masika Wide Calf
Franco Sarto Arlette Wide Calf Block Heel Boot
I tried to put the stress on the classic, and most popular trendy winter styles in this article.
1. Basic Black Leather Boots. Wide shaft black boots and extended calf boots are basic item in winter wardrobe. Invest in a pair low heel wide calf black leather boots if you want comfort and elegance that will last more than one season. Black leather can be worn in rainy weather and will not fade like suede.
2. Black Suede Wide Calf Boots. Suede material is very soft and beautiful. Black suede looks very feminine, looks great with many outfits and soft suede boots are very comfortable and stretchable. The only drawback is that suede boots are not suitable for rainy, heavy snow winter weather where slush and dampness ruin them. If you live in cold north climate a pair of leather or winter boots will suit your needs.
The style that never seems to get out of fashion is the insulated winter boots. Warm insulated winter boots vary from plush comfort styles to boots with added fur flair; who’s said you can’t look fashionable even in a foot of snow? Staying stylish has never been so easy with this sexy and comfortable boot for any occasion. There are several samples of wide calf winter boots with large calf circumference.
If you are looking for urban style wide width boots or wide calf fall and winter boots, ankle boots can come in handy. Ankle boots are dressier and provide less thermal insulation but are just perfect for the rainy fall days. Least but not last they look great with pants and jeans. Here I’ve chosen a pair of urban boots from to fit perfectly wide foot and calf.
Wide Calf Combat Boots and Wide Shaft Engineer Boots will appeal to young women and plus size juniors. Put on quality black leather wide calf boots and get ready to conquer the world. Combat-style wide boots with a lace-up front and side flap pocket feature side zip for easy put on.
In case you still haven’t found your dreamed pair of wide calf boots of any style varying from Flat-Low Heel Boots, to Mid Calf Boots, to High Heel Boots at you could find a pair of boots with a calf large enough to fit your plus-sized or athletic calves.
Pants fashion has gone a long way ever since women started to wear pants. Now pants, or slacks, or trousers are considered an essential item of women’s wardrobe. Pants are comfortable, allow freedom of movement, and offer all-day comfort.
Luxe Stretch Pull On Pant with Tummy Control Avenue
Kady Fit Double Weave Pant in Terracotta by Eloquii
Types of Plus Size Pants Categorized by Their Cut
Classic Plus Size Trousers Pants- Every woman looks good in a pair of classic trousers pants that follow her curves and offer enough space in the waist and hips areas. Trousers pants are tailored garments with a waistband and belt-loops and a fly-front. Trousers pants are usually combined with a jacket to for a contemporary women’s business and office wear set. Trousers pants are made of variety of materials: gabardine, tweed, wool blend fibers, lines blends, and other soft fibers that are good for tailored clothing. Lane Bryant specializes in quality plus size apparel and offer dress plus size trousers and casual plus size pants.
Plus Size Women Denim Jeans. Every woman needs her favorite pair of jeans to flatter her curves and be the most important clothing of her wardrobe. You can change your appearance from sports t-shirt to tunic top without taking off your favorite denim. Denim jean is so versatile when you find the style that works best for you. There are styles like boot cut jeans that you can’t go wrong with. Wide leg plus size denim goes in and out of fashion and don’t look much flattering on large frame figures because add extra inches on their curves. Dark wash jeans slim and elongate the figure visually.
Women Plus Size Black Dress Pants: Black dress pants have slimming effect on any figure type; they can be combined with any top apparel item: jacket, blouse, and tunic. Black dress trouser is a perfect work wardrobe staple. Black dress pants have straight or slightly flared legs. They look very feminine and can be dressed up for special occasions, business meeting or dresses down for a shopping day.
Plus Size Crop Pants
Plus Size Capri Pants, Crop Pants and Shorts: Plus size capri pants are named the island of Capri and must have in the wardrobe of every plus size woman looking for adventures in staying healthy in style. The right length of plus size capri pants vary midway between the knee and ankle. Women with long legs should look for longer capris. Avoid wearing plus size capris that are tight at calves because they tend to run up and emphasize wide calves. Plus Size Capris are available for spring and summer in bright colors and floral patterns. For casual wear pair plus size capri with with a halter or tank top and flats.
Linen Pants in Natural Colors Linen and linen-cotton blend pants usually come in natural color or pastel colors and are perfect for hot weather. Plus size linen pants are lightweight and make packable travel pants. Linen fiber is used for plus size capri pants, crop pants, and wide-legged pants are the ultimate hostess attire. The classic linen blend pants have breezy style and a comfortable fit. Naturally cooling linen wears wonderfully crinkled or pressed. Old Navy has a huge varietyof plus size pants: from dress pants, capri pants, shorts, to jeans
Plus Size Active Pants
Workout Pants Plus size active pants are the most important part of sports outfits for full- figure ladies who wish to stay fit in style and comfort. Healthy lifestyles require getting exercise, whether it is walking, biking, yoga, golf, dancing or other low- impact or high- impact physical activities. The main drawback is that there is a smaller variety of fitness apparel and equipment in larger sizes. Yet there are several stores that specialize in plus size active wear and larger frame fitness apparel. Athleta offers quality plus size exercise pants including plus size athletic slacks, fitness and yoga pants. Lola Gets Active specializes in casual and activewear for full figure women.
Pants Fashion Trends
Pants Fashion Trends- every woman should have at least one pair of pants in her wardrobe. Classic plus size trouser pant, plus size or otherwise, is a basic pieces of apparel that anchor everything else. Wide leg trousers pants are definitely the latest fashion trends. They create a silhouette which pairs well with camis, blouses, tunics, sweaters and jackets alike but bigger girls should be aware that trousers that flare too much optically enlarge the figure.
Shop for plus size pants in hard to find clothing size? We have a wonderful selection of plus size pants and a collection of reliable online stores specializing in plus size active wear and large size apparel. Find a great deal on a new pair of plus size pants that flatters your curves.
It is a common misconception that large women should wear only dull and boring clothing. In fact, sexy plus size lingerie, plus size babydolls in particular, can be worn by curvy gals.
Eyelash Lace Babydoll with Balconette Bra by Lane Bryant
Every woman needs at least one beautiful babydoll in their underwear drawer. Plus size babydoll is good for sleepwear. It’s a proven fact that babydolls are soft and comfortable enough to wear to sleep at night.
Babydoll could be that sexy outfit to welcome your most significant one in the bedroom. Its cut and mix of fabrics accentuates and flatters body curves making them more desirable.
Choose a chemise or babydoll in cotton with supportive lace halter top to feel sexy while feeling comfortable. As a general rule light cotton babydolls are best for the summer, while sexy satin ones are for the winter season. When it comes to sexy plus size sheer babydoll the possibilities are endless. Here is a selection of plus size babydolls and chemises that will help you to plan your sexy tryst.
The holiday season is the time to wear special occasion clothing. There are so many parties and family gathering where you can dress up and look your best. The only problem is to find curves flattering formal clothing. Probably everyone have had some bad experience with ill- fitting garment in her life. Some apparel designers think that just because you are not a size 4, the rear end of a clothing must be cut in disproportion to the rest. I know there isn’t a single dress that is going to fit and flatter all body types. Nevertheless, there are classic designs that would make any woman look her best. When I write about formal dresses and special occasion clothes for big girls the first brand that comes to my mind is Kiyonna. It is not an issue to find a dress for formal or semi- formal dress in their store. Their formal dresses and tops receive rave reviews from the customers.
Mademoiselle Special Occasion Lace Dress by Kiyonna
In this dress bold color combines with curves flattering style. She is made of gorgeous scalloped stretch lace. Its classic A-line skirt is making it suitable for any body type. In addition to its flattering silhouette the dress is versatile, wear it to spring and summer weddings or parties, dinners or graduations. Dress it a pair of pumps or strappy sandals in summer. End up the sophisticated look with a matching clutch. Made in USA.
Trendy Little Black Dress
Little Black Dress Fit and Flare Lace Skater Dress
The second dress is from Lane Bryant\’s fashion collection. This fit and flatter skater dress can be described best as a Little Black Dress. Stylish and comfortable, this dress has a flattering skater silhouette. Fashionable style and shorter skirt length would make the dress appealing to the young ladies.
Dramatic Sparkling Plus Size Gown
Sparkling bodice Maxi Dress form City Chic Online
Spectacular Illusion sweetheart neckline gown with maxi length from City Chic Online. The dress has a sequinned lace bodice overlay and fitted waist. It also sports a gathered maxi length skirt and a back keyhole with single button fastening. Its invisible back zip closure provides easy on/off. The dress is fully lined for best experience and last but not least is hand washable and will not add to dry-cleaner’s bill.
Being dressy but not fancy, this dress is perfect for the upcoming holiday parties.
Get ready for this curve- loving floral print dress from Torrid. It might be late fall outside, but the blossomy print of this dress will warm your heart. Pair it with pumps and purse for best results.
Special Occasion Cold Shoulder Dress
Dressbarn plus size sequined cold shoulder dress
Cold shoulder showstopping plus size little black dress for your special occasion or work party. There is a cute sequin detail at the front to embellish the dress. Sold by Dress Barn
As Halloween is around the corner, it is time to think about a party costume. You don’t have to spend a fortune on a fancy costume to be a success on the Halloween party. Perhaps you already own some interesting piece of apparel and can create the entire outfit around it.
Another inexpensive approach is to pick an accessory to augment and embellish an ordinary looking party costume. Egyptian staff, magic wand or witch hat can help you create the look you desire.
This costume can be easily reproduced. There is a chance you can own a long maxi dress and matching pair of black heels. You will need a headband and a staff to become an official ‘Keeper of Damned’.
Finding cute, flattering plus size costumes on a budget proves to be a difficult task. I think that many costume shops cater the needs of their plus-size customers. They offer their products in plus sizes as well. At least they always consider curvy women when designing the party outfits.
Here is my selection of curvy womanly figure flattering costumes
Some of the party costumes are historical such as the Plus size Renaissance Lady Costume and Plus Size Wench Costume. Others like Plus Size Oktoberfest Fraulein Costume and Wonder Woman Costume are pure tribute to an event or a movie.
Regardless of the theme, the selection of costumes are curves friendly. They cover all the problem areas and create hourglass silhouette.
Distressed jeans are not only for teens and size 8 girls and juniors. At least not any longer. It is quite acceptable to see curvy women in ripped jeans or completely destroyed denim. Distressed jeans are so much fashionable, you can see them everywhere on the street. Ripped denim has been accepted as a part of the urban fashion for a long time. The only difference is that now it is mainstream. Well, distressed jeans is not a type of attire you wear to opera house, for example. But you can go to many places wearing a pair of wornout without the fear of being treated wrong.
Whether distressed jeans are your thing, here is my top 5 favorite distressed jeans in womens plus sizes for this fall / winter season.
Torrid Premium Stretch Denim Ripped Jeans by Torrid
My pick today is a black and camel work hard play hard outfit. This outfit is just for fall. It consists of a black sports romper, 3/4 sleeve midi length bodycon dress, and camel lapel dust length fall coat. There is nothing extraordinary in the outfit, all the apparel pieces are pure comfort and classic uniform colors, easy to match and pair.
Black sporty romper in women’s plus sizes by Boohoo Plus. If you don’t own a jumpsuit yet, consider buying one. Jumpsuits are your day-to-night dress alternative. 70s style inspiration starts with a jumpsuit. Romper is completely on trend. Pair it with sneakers or pumps to get different appearance.
Black casual midi bodycon dress in women plus sizes by Boohoo Plus. Basic bodycon dresses are always a winner and casual cami dresses a key piece for pairing with a polo neck, giving you that effortless everyday edge.
Belted shawl collar coat in camel. This coat also comes in black, rose, and wine. Duster length coats and cardis are still very popular. Make a statement with with duster length coat that is going to keep you warm.
This tote bag in camel is a serious investment. It is going to fit all your shopping, even the computer. Sydney Shopper by Fossil is made of leather or printed PVC with top zip closure. It has dual shoulder straps and protective metal foot base. The interior lining has back wall zip pocket with four slip pockets and three slot cards.
TOMS Desert Wedge bootie is the perfect blend of chic style and easy comfort, making it ideal for strolls through the city and nights out with your friends. These booties are a great choice for wearing out or to work in office.